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Easy Dos and Don'ts -
Keep your head up and your back straight and bend at your hips.
Bring the load as close to you as possible before lifting.
Lift with your legs, not your back.
Shift your feet to turn.
Keep the load directly in front of your body.
Try to perform lifts at waist height with your elbows in close to your body.
Limit lifting by hand. Use mechanical lifts or get help.
Stay fit to help avoid injury.
Lift heavy loads (35 lbs or more) get help.
Reach across something to lift a load.
Lift bulky or uneven loads.
Reach to the side or lift while twisting.